There is so much I want to create and I want to do it all. Right, now.
Create, what? Well, my list so far is refashioning clothes, creating mixed media art journals, writing my novels and short stories, learn digital art, learn how to knit and crochet, start a quilt. Does anyone else experience this or is it just me? Creative energy just waiting to burst through. My whole body is in anticipation, tingling with excitement to create…something!
Since I can’t do everything at once, I think I need some planning for this chaos of creativity or I might not accomplish anything. What I’ve done so far is daily write in my planner what I’ve done for my art and writing. Sometimes it isn’t much, but I try to do something every day to push me toward the goals I’ve set for the week/month/year.
So far, I’ve done pretty good doing some small things, but I haven’t reached the goals I set for myself by this month for the larger writing projects. However, my good news for February is I’ll be teaching a one day workshop on Characterization and plotting for the Hearts Through History online chapter of Romance Writers of America.
Hot tea, coffee and chocolate always seem to help along with snuggling with my terrier, Sparky Lionel Urban, my muse.
Teaching helps my creativity, but it requires organization. I hope to keep the focus by applying it to my other areas of interest. Writing out the short term and long term projects will bring some perspective to the task and what to I want to do the most.
One of the solutions I’ve come up with is write part of the day, then do an arty project the other part of the day. Maybe include a progress chart or something to visually let me know where I am.
What to y’all do to organize your creative chaos?
Hugs, Tambra Nicole